Kid Cudi is back! Fresh out of rehab, and a brand new album. with sounds similar to his Man On The Moon, & deep, dark lyrics that can only sound pleasant with Cudi’s melodies, “Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin” is a brilliant masterpiece. With collaborations with Travis Scott, who seemingly works very well with Cudi, as well as Willow Smith, Andre 3000 (credited as Andre Benjamin) & Pharrell Williams, this is a project that will influence music again for years to come.
J. Cole has done it again. No features, sleek production, pure storytelling genius. This is an instant classic, whether you see it from the rumored perspective of him telling stories of his friend, and then speaking to him, or just telling stories of the streets, this is the most influential artist next to Kendrick Lamar of our generation, as well as the most lyrical.
I gotta admit, after Post Malone’s breakthrough single “White Iverson” went viral, I thought he was just going to be another mumble rap artist in this day in age’s over run mumble rap generation in hip hop. but after his single “Go Flex” came out, I thought he had the potential to be a star. In Post Malone’s debut album “Stoney” he shows incredible versatility, and blends almost what sounds to be Western Folk music into hip hop seamlessly. This guy is a very unique artist, & I look forward to seeing where he grows from this project.
This might be our favorite album of the year. Silky smooth, old school r&b sounding instrumentation, modern production techniques, Bruno Mars uniquely silky smooth voice….. find that girl you’ve been wanting to take out, take her to dinner, throw this on during the ride home, make a pit stop & fog up those windows with this album on. This project brings a nostalgia feeling to us 90s kids, reminiscent of times when Usher, Ne-Yo, old school Chris Brown, T-Pain & Akon filled the radio airwaves. A Must Listen.
The Weeknd’s 4th album “StarBoy” was released the day after Thanksgiving, and despite the albums red artwork, Black Friday is alive & well, with eerily dark, yet uplifting at the same time vibes, “StarBoy” shows Abel bringing his own style into the mainstream. with songs like “Reminder” downplaying the exes, & assisted verses from Future, and production help from Daft Punk, this album is a masterpiece. This album broke records for the most streams in the first 24 hours among all streaming services. I Highly suggest you download it to your library, with slick production, and his silky smooth, almost Michael Jackson like voice, some of the songs are bound to make it to your sexy time playlist.